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Wrong-way driver busted with drugs, guns, and money
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A driver who went the wrong way down a one-way street has been busted along with his passengers after the resulting traffic stop netted a cache of drugs, guns and money.
The suspects, Callie N. Ray, Christopher McCloud and Patty S. Tatrow, are charged with multiple counts of possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. McCloud is also charged with possession of a weapon with intent to go armed.
The three were charged after sheriff’s deputy Brystol Davis noticed McCloud’s 2005 Chevy Cavalier going the wrong way as it traveled through downtown McMinnville. The driver corrected himself and turned onto Morford Street. The lawman fell in behind him and noticed he was having trouble staying in his lane. He pulled him over at the edge of downtown at Main and Sparta streets.
While McCloud passed the field sobriety test, his car failed its examination by a sheriff’s K-9 unit as the dog alerted for the presence of drugs inside the vehicle. What followed was the discovery of a large amount of illegal drugs inside the car.
“Upon a search, two handguns were found along with pills identified as Buprenmorphine, hydrocodone, approximately five grams of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana in three separate baggies, Xanax and 3.5 grams of a white substance believed to be methamphetamine,” Davis revealed, noting that along with things like a scale, baggies, pipes and straws, a ledger was found. “The ledger had information (we believe) they were using track the sale of drugs.”
It was not revealed if the ledger included names of customers. Deputies also recovered $4,000 in cash. They will face hearing April 27.